Tag: #Monday Musings

Mumbai Diary

‘Help’less and Happy #MondayMusings

Helpless without help? After three weeks of being almost completely ‘help’less, my home finally returned to normal this week. My regular cook returned the middle of the week but there was no sign of the resident home help. I was happy that the cook was back. But I was disappointed that the resident home help …

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

The Dawning of a New Diwali #MondayMusings

The dawning of a new Diwali The house is in darkness as is the rest of the city. It is the second day of Diwali but for me and my family it is like any other Monday. Our weekend was busy with comings and goings : Hubby Dear came back and Ms. Papaya went to …

LIFESTYLE, Opinions

Condolence call

To condole or not to condole My father always said that there are two events that a person must never miss : a person’s wedding and a person’s funeral. I’ve always been socially awkward at both especially since, in my opinion,  more often than not, one knows either the person who is getting married or …

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

The morning after : would Ganpati have liked this? #MondayMusings

The Morning After The morning after is always a disaster. Especially  if the party has been going on for 10 days as it was for Lord Ganesh.  Yesterday it was 10 days since Ganpati came down to Mother Earth in general and Maharashtra in particular. Ever since Lokmanya Tilak revived the tradition of a community …

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES, MILLENIALS & BABIES

Goodbye Namaste #MondayMusings

Call me old fashioned , out dated or crotchety but increasingly I am getting appalled at the lack of manners in today’s young people. The other day we were chatting in C’s living room when I’m walked her millennial darling . The girl had just come home from a hard day at work and strolled …

LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

Operatic Experience – La Boheme revisited

Image for Opera Chandelier

One night at the Opera Opera in Mumbai? At least from what I remember, Opera in Mumbai is a no show. We’ve had our musicals but those are not the same as the trilling sopranos and divas that characterize classical opera. This isn’t really surprising because Mumbai is not on the cultural circuit of Western …